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Jobs and volunteer opportunities

Before applying for jobs, please refer to information for applicants.
All posts are for employment with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) located at their central offices based at Friends House in Euston, London unless described otherwise.
 

Job opportunities at Friends House, Euston

  • Barista/Coffee Shop Assistant - closing: Friday 17 April 2015
  • Assistant Catering Manager - closing: Friday 17 April 2015
  • Turning the Tide Communications Developer - closing: Thursday 23 April 2015
  • 1-year Peaceworker in Britain - closing: 9 am, Monday 27 April 2015
  • Conference Support Assistant - closing: Monday 4 May 2015
  • Children and Young People's Officer - closing: 5 pm, Thursday 14 May 2015
  • Children's Work Officer - closing: 5 pm, Thursday 14 May 2015

Volunteer opportunities in Israel and Palestine;

  • Ecumenical Accompaniers - closing: Friday 24 April 2015

Volunteer opportunities at Friends House, Euston:

  • Quaker Centre Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities at Swarthmoor Hall, Cumbria;

  • Swarthmoor Hall Volunteers

Please scroll below for more information. If you wish to apply for more than one vacancy please send a separate application form for each.

 


Barista/Coffee Shop Assistant (two positions)
Friends House Hospitality

 

SALARY – £20,745 per annum (pro rata)
CONTRACT – Permanent
HOURS – Part Time – 20 hours per week
LOCATION – Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1

Friends House hospitality is looking for an experienced catering assistant to work across our catering departments incorporating our busy café, buffet style restaurant and conference catering areas. Daily tasks include serving and making espresso based coffees, cash handling, stock control and rotation, food and drink service, basic food preparation and general cleaning tasks.

The successful applicant will have good communication skills (spoken and written), be customer focused and have a catering / coffee shop background. Qualification in food hygiene and an NVQ level 2 in food service or equivalent are preferable.

Due to the nature of the business shift patterns vary on a weekly basis. The business is operational 7am and 10pm, 7 days a week. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

CLOSING DATE – Friday 17 April 2015
INTERVIEWS - Candidates will be contacted for an interview

Application Pack

 


Assistant Catering Manager
Friends House Hospitality

 

SALARY – £30,081 per annum
CONTRACT – Full time, permanent
HOURS – 35 hours per week, some evening and weekend work
LOCATION – Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1

Friends House (London) Hospitality Ltd is seeking an experienced Assistant Catering Manager to assist in the day to day running of our busy catering department, comprising a café, restaurant and hospitality catering to our 25 meeting and conference rooms (including the 1100 capacity The Light).
 
Reporting to the Catering Manager, the successful applicant must have experience of managing and developing a team in a venue of comparative size such as a conference center or hotel. The ideal candidate will also have good communication skills (spoken and written) and be customer focused with a keen eye for detail. Experience in purchasing food commodities and the ability to deal with challenging people are also essential skills required.
 
Due to the flexible nature of business, shift patterns vary but are 5 days out of 7, including weekend and evening work.

CLOSING DATE – Friday 17 April 2015
INTERVIEWS – candidates will be contacted for an interview

Application Pack

 


Turning the Tide Communications Developer
Quaker Peace and Social Witness

 

SALARY – £30,797 per annum pro rata
CONTRACT – 9 months fixed term
HOURS – full time 35 hours
LOCATION – Friends House, Euston, London NW1

Join a small and dynamic team that is passionate about the power of nonviolence to make big changes. We work with campaigners and activists, people who are actively working for change in the world.

Turning the Tide is the nonviolence training and education programme of Quaker Peace & Social Witness and we’re seeking a talented, enthusiastic communicator to help us excite, inform and involve more people in our work.

Our major vehicle is the website www.turning-the-tide.org which is in need of renewal, as are printed versions of our trainers’ handbook, publicity leaflets and journal. Understanding of nonviolence and experiential training will be an advantage.
• Can you demonstrate your sympathy with the values of Quakers?
• Do you have experience in communicating simply and clearly with a diverse audience including activists, trainers, NGOs and the general public?
• Do you have knowledge and understanding of grassroots social change activism?
• Are you a teamworker, self-organised and able to work alone?

This job requires flexibility and ability to prioritise and manage diverse tasks. We are willing to discuss a flexible full or part time working arrangement for the successful candidate.

CLOSING DATE – Thursday 23rd April 2015
INTERVIEWS – Tuesday 5th May 2015

Information to apply

 


1-year Peaceworker in Britain
Quaker Peace and Social Witness

 

SALARY – £20,520 per annum
CONTRACT – Fixed Term, September 2015 to August 2016
HOURS – 35 hours per week
LOCATION – placed in organisations within Britain

We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic people in sympathy with the values of Quakers who wish to develop their strong commitment to peace and conflict transformation through placement with a national organisation in Britain. The aim is to match the interests and skills of the worker with the receiving organisation, which recently has included War Resisters International, Forces Watch, Campaign Against Arms Trade and Oxford Research Group. The work will be varied and include involvement in a specific project. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their passion and commitment to peace and justice work, adaptability, ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a team. Transferable skills, such as administration and IT, will be an advantage.

This year we are particularly interested in placing with organisations working on
• Grassroots/ community training and capacity building for action.
• Militarism, attitudes to war, World War 1 commemoration, conscientious objection.
• Connecting economic and environmental justice with issues of peace.
However, we are always open to bold, confident and radical new projects.

This placement includes a pre-preparation period of 2-weeks which will be paid. We regret that we are unable to accept applications from candidates without the right to work in the UK.

CLOSING DATE – 9 am, Monday 27 April 2015
INTERVIEWS – Thursday 21 & Friday 22 May 2015

Information to apply


Conference Support Assistant
Friends House Hospitality

SALARY – £20,752 per annum
CONTRACT – Permanent
HOURS – Full time, 35 hours per week
LOCATION – Friends House, Euston, London NW1

Would you like the opportunity to join an enthusiastic team and to use your skills to help us offer exceptional AV and IT support to our wide range of customers? We are a conference and events venue, situated directly opposite Euston Station in London that can have over 2000 visitors and staff a day.

This role involves working as part of a small team, meeting with clients to discuss their requirements, ensuring all AV and IT requirements are delivered promptly and supervising a team to ensure meeting rooms are set up to an agreed standard.

This is an ideal role for a dedicated candidate wishing to work in an established organisation with strong values and good employee retention. You should want to develop a career in AV and IT and have experience in a venue of comparative size (conference venue or hotel). The role can be physically demanding, involve prolonged periods of standing and moving equipment and furniture.

Friends House is open from 0730 until 2200 hours and you will be on a rota system with hours varying on a weekly basis including working morning, evening and weekend shifts according to business needs.

CLOSING DATE – 5pm, Monday 4 May 2015
INTERVIEWS – Monday 11 May 2015

Information to apply


Children & Young People’s Officer
Quaker Life

 

SALARY – £30,797 per annum
CONTRACT – Permanent
HOURS – Full time, 35 hours per week
LOCATION – Friends House, Euston, London NW1

The Children and Young People’s Work Staff Team is part of the Quaker Life department at Friends House, seeking to help Quaker meetings in their engagement with children and young people and offering national events for young people.

The Children and Young People’s Officer is involved in the management and delivery of national events, including playing a key operational role in relation to children and young people’s programmes that take place as part of annual all age gatherings. The post holder will be required to provide support to the provision of programmes for Quaker children and young people locally and regionally.

This is an ideal role for someone with a youth work qualification and with experience of working with children and young people, who wishes to be part of a small team seeking to maintain and develop opportunities for children and young people within the Quaker context.

A DBS check will be required to be completed for this role.

CLOSING DATE – 5pm, Thursday 14th May 2015
INTERVIEWS – Monday 8 June 2015

Information to apply

 


Children’s Work Officer
Quaker Life

 

SALARY – £30,797 per annum
CONTRACT – Permanent
HOURS – Full time, 35 hours per week
LOCATION – Friends House, Euston, London NW1

The Children and Young People’s Work Staff Team is part of the Quaker Life department at Friends House, seeking to help Quaker meetings in their engagement with children and young people, as well as offering events to children and young people.

The Children’s Work Officer is involved in the development of resources to assist children’s work in local meetings, the provision of training for those working with children, delivery of events for children and supporting children’s work initiatives locally and regionally.

This is an ideal role for someone with experience of working with children and an understanding of spiritual development, especially relating to children who wishes to be part of a small team seeking to maintain and develop opportunities for children within the Quaker context.

A DBS check will be required to be completed for this role.

CLOSING DATE – 5pm, Thursday 14 May 2015
INTERVIEWS – Tuesday 9 June 2015

Information to apply

 


Ecumenical Accompanier (EA)
Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine & Israel (EAPPI)

 

LOCATION – West Bank and/or Israel
RENUMERATION – Expenses and living allowance are covered
DURATION – Before travel to the field: 2 weeks’ residential assessment and training in the UK and substantial time commitment for reading and preparation for advocacy.
In the field: 3 months (18 EAs) or 4.5 months (2 EAs)
After return: 2/3 weeks’ rest, 5 residential days for advocacy preparation with an element of debriefing and evaluation, plus availability for a minimum of 10 public speaking engagements.

Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine & Israel (EAPPI) provides protection by presence, monitors human rights abuses, supports Israeli and Palestinian peace activists and advocates for an end to the occupation. Please note that we recruit EAs for the Britain and Ireland part of EAPPI only. One of the essential requirements of our posts is that candidates must be able to demonstrate their "involvement with church/ecumenical and/or peace networks in the UK or Eire".

CLOSING DATE – Friday 24 April 2015

Information to apply

Please visit our apply to be an EA page for full details.


Quaker Centre Volunteer
Quaker Life

 

Voluntary, travel expenses paid

What kind of role involves listening and responding to Quakers and other visitors from around the country and abroad, some seeking work or a home or a place to share their burdens? What role might also include eldering a meeting, arranging flowers, clearing tables, taking deliveries, shelving, sorting, replenishing leaflet displays, counting, packing, stock control, making up book orders, pricing, or mailing out large numbers of Quaker periodicals and newsletters to Friends? Where, sometimes, might you be expected simply to sit and wait?
Being a Quaker centre volunteer at Friends House involves all this.

Information to apply

 


House Tour Guides
Swarthmoor Hall, Cumbria

 

Voluntary, travel expenses paid

Swarthmoor Hall is a historic house known as the ‘cradle of Quakerism’. The house is open to the public four afternoons a week throughout the year and for group tours at other times by appointment. We are looking for Friends who live within travelling distance of the Hall who are interested in acting as a tour guide. We do not necessarily need a regular commitment of hours. We do hope to develop a pool of volunteers who we will train as tour guides for our visitors both adults and children.

Information to apply